The project, Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polyurethane Composites for Wind Turbine Blades, is an initiative to help accelerate development of advanced wind turbines, with a focus on overcoming technology barriers to broader application.

Bayer MaterialScience will focus on material innovations, including carbon nanotube technology, that can help optimise turbine performance.

“We are excited by this opportunity to apply progressive lightweight composite technologies for use in the wind energy industry,” says Mike Gallagher, Director, Government Services Group, Bayer MaterialScience LLC. “The programme puts our advanced materials to the test to advance wind energy as a commercially viable renewable energy solution.”

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is produces polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business.